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[audio]Rag Radio 2011-05-27 / Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Author of 'Immigrants Raising Citizens' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Hirokazu Yoshikawa is professor of education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. He is a developmental and community psychologist who conducts research on the development of young children in immigrant families. He is a member of the Board on Children, Youth and Families of the National Academy of Sciences and regularly advises government agencies, foundations, and educational organizations in the United States and abroad...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Psychologists, Authors, Immigration, Education
Downloads: 30
[audio]Rag Radio 01-05-2010 / Arts Advocate and Gay Activist Jeff Jones - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Jeff Jones. Jones, based in San Francisco and Austin, is a fundraising and planning consultant and grant writer for arts organization. Also an activist in the LGBT/queer community and the movement for social justice, Jeff was co-founder of the Mobilization against AIDS and the Queer Cultural Center in San Francisco. An SDSer in 60s Austin and a staffer at the underground paper The Rag, Jeff was president of the student body at the University of Texas at Austin, 1970-1971...
Keywords: Jeff Jones; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; LGBT; Gay Activists; UT-Austin; New Left; Austin History; Arts; San Francisco; SDS, The Rag; Underground Press
Downloads: 59
[audio]Rag Radio 10-20-2009 / Criminal Justice and Capital Punishment in Texas - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Criminal justice and Texas politics. Discussion focused on Governor Rick Perry’s handling of the Cameron Todd Willingham execution in an arson case where the evidence was later brought into serious question. Guests: *Glenn W. Smith – Prominent political consultant and editor of Dog Canyon, an Austin-based political blog. *Steve Hall – Director of Stand Down Texas, an organization advocating a moratorium on executions and a review of Texas’ application of the death penalty.
Keywords: -Texas, Criminal Justice, Glenn W. Smith, Steve Hall, Capital Punishment, Cameron Todd Willingham
Downloads: 14
[audio]Rag Radio 01-19-2010 / Singer-Songwriter Vince Bell - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Conversation with legendary Texas singer-songwriter Vince Bell, with live performance. Vince has performed widely for decades, and his songs have been recorded and performed by Little Feat, Lyle Lovett, and Nanci Griffith. Vince's book, "One Man's Music" -- which he also performs as a one man musical play -- chronicles his remarkable comeback after an automobile accident in 1982 that nearly killed him and left him in a coma for a month...
Keywords: -Vince Bell; Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Musicians; Singer-Songwriters
Downloads: 45
[audio]Rag Radio 11-03-2009 / The Poetry of Mariann Wizard and Larry Piltz - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Mariann Wizard and Larry Piltz -- both regular contributors to The Rag Blog -- read and discuss their poetry as well as their personal histories, how they work, and issues involving poetry and social change. Guests:*Mariann Wizard is a political activist, writer -- she writes scientific reviews of natural medicines -- and widely published poet. Mariann was a founder of The Rag in Austin in 1966 and was active in the 60s New Left...
Keywords: -Mariann Wizard, Larry Piltz, Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Poetry, Poets, Writers, Activists, The Rag, The Rag Blog, New Left, Sixties
Downloads: 24
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-08-26 / Political Analyst Glenn W Smith on Rick Perry and the 'Texas Miracle' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Progressive blogger, author, and political consultant Glenn W. Smith discusses Rick Perry's candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination -- with topics ranging from Perry's legendary vanity to the myth of his alleged "Texas Miracle." Smith, a former reporter for the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post, has covered and worked around Rick Perry since the 1980s. Smith, who created the Dog Canyon website and also blogs at Firedoglake and The Huffington Post, ran Ann Richards' successful campa...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Glenn W Smith; Rick Perry; Republican Primary; Texas Politics; Allan Campbell; Texas Observer; Abby Rapoport; Forrest Wilder
Downloads: 44
[audio]Rag Radio 12-22-2009 / Environmental and Peace Activist Alyssa Burgin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Alyssa Burgin, activist and organizer for environmental, political, and social justice issues. A fifth-generation Texan, she is the daughter of a labor union organizer and a San Antonio newspaperwoman and artist. She has been a grassroots lobbyist for climate change legislation and started the Texas Drought Project to educate Texans about coming water crises. She is media and outreach director of Texans for Peace...
Keywords: -Alyssa Burgin, Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Environmental Activists, Texans for Peace, Social Justice
Downloads: 16
[audio]Rag Radio 11-17-2009 / It's the Economy (and why are we so) Stupid? - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A discussion of economics and the economy -- from the local level to the global picture. Guests: *Tim Mahoney, Trustee, Austin Community College, and Richard Whittaker, reporter for the Austin Chronicle. Host: Thorne Dreyer
Keywords: -Economy, Tim Mahoney, Richard Whittaker, Thorne Dreyer, Rag Radio
Downloads: 17
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-09-21 / Film actor Sonny Carl Davis - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Sonny Carl Davis is a film actor, a musician, and a screenwriter. He played a redneck entrepreneur in Texas filmmaker Eagle Pennell’s The Whole Shootin’ Match and played memorable roles in Last Night at the Alamo and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. He also had featured parts in Thelma and Louise, Melvin and Howard, and a supporting role in Red Headed Stranger with Willie Nelson. Sonny was also a founding member in 1968 of Austin’s legendary Uranium Savages, a theatrical rock group that playe...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Sonny Carl Davis; Thorne Dreyer; Independent Film; Actors; Musicians; Uranium Savages; Austin; Sixties
Downloads: 55
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-09-07 / Journalist, Documentary Photographer & Labor Activist David Bacon - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
David Bacon is an author, journalist, broadcaster, and documentary photographer based in northern California. He is an associate editor at Pacific News Service, and has written for Truthout, The Nation, The American Prospect, The Progressive, and the San Francisco Chronicle. His photography has been exhibited widely. His books include "Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants." For 20 years, Bacon was a laborer and union organizer for unions in which immigr...
Keywords: David Bacon; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Labor Unions; Journalists, Photographers
Downloads: 50
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-08-24 / Immigration Attorney Barbara Hines - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Barbara Hines is a famed immigration attorney and a clinical law professor at the University of Texas at Austin, who has been involved in landmark litigation defending the constitutional and statutory rights of immigrants. In 2000, Texas Lawyer Magazine named her one of 100 Texas “Legal Legends” of the 20th century. She and her students gained international notice for their work in drawing attention to the T...
Keywords: Underground Press, Rag Radio; Barbara Hines; Thorne Dreyer; Immigration; UT-Austin; T. Don Hutto; The Rag; Women's Movement; Immigration Attorneys; Educators
Downloads: 39
[audio]Rag Radio 02-02-2010 / Talkin' Texas Observer - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-The legendary crusading Texas Observer has been fighting the good fight for 56 years. Publisher Carlton Carl and editor Bob Moser join Thorne Dreyer to discuss the history of the publication and the maverick liberal Texas community it has served through the decades -- and what's ahead for the Observer. Guests: *Bob Moser became editor in October 2008. He was a journalism fellow at Stanford, edited North Carolina's Independent Weekly, and worked with the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligenc...
Keywords: -Texas Observer, Bob Moser, Carlton Carl, Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Journalists, Texas Democrats
Downloads: 22
[audio]Rag Radio 03-16-2010 / Anderson Fair: For the Sake of the Song - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-We discuss the historic Houston folk and singer/songerwriter venue, Anderson Fair and the documentary film "For the Sake of the Song: The Story of Anderson Fair." Anderson Fair is one of the oldest acoustic music venues in continuous operation in the country. Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Lucinda Williams, Guy Clark, and Townes Van Zandt honed their craft there, and the Montrose club was also a center for community activity and political activism since the 70s...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Anderson Fair; For the Sake of the Song; Bruce Bryant; Jim Barham; Tim Leatherwood; Shake Russell; Music Venues; Singer-songwriters; Houston; Documentary Film
Downloads: 108
[audio]Rag Radio 12-01-2009 / Filmmaker Turk Pipkin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Turk Pipkin. A discussion of the life and work of the multi-talented artist with a special focus on his new film, One Peace at a Time. Guest: •Turk Pipkin -- Austin-based writer, television and film actor, New York Times bestselling author and filmmaker. Co-founder of the education and action nonprofit, The Nobelity Project.
Keywords: -Filmmakers, Actors, Authors, Nobelity Project
Downloads: 16
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-03-11 / Historical Archivist Tim Hamblin on 25 Years of SXSW Music - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Tim Hamblin is the Video Archivist at the Austin History Center and is curator of "5X5Y: 25 Years of SXSW Music." (SXSW -- South by Southwest -- is a massive and highly-influential music, film, and interactive conference and festival held annually in Austin.) Tim Hamblin has worked in the music and video business in Austin for over 30 years. He has produced award-winning music videos, taught classes in music video at Laguna Gloria Art Museum, and produced video festivals for the early SXSW music...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Tim Hamblin; SXSW; Austin History Center; Popular Music
Downloads: 34
[audio]Rag Radio 11-10-2009 / Journalism Professor Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte. A discussion of journalism and journalism education in America. The guest discusses her personal history in journalism, the question of diversity in the news media and gender relations in the educational system. Guest: •Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte – Associate Professor in Journalism, Latin American Studies, and Women’s Studies at the University of Texas-Austin...
Keywords: -Journalism, Education, University of Texas, New Journalism Project, The Rag Blog
Downloads: 40
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-07-08 / Journalism Professor, Author, and Radical Activist Robert Jensen - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Robert Jensen is a University of Texas journalism professor, widely-published author, Austin-based political activist, and leading radical thinker. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a professional journalist for a decade. At UT, Jensen teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. He is also a board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center. His most recent book is All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Robert Jensen; Authors; Activists; Political Philosophy
Downloads: 112
[audio]Rag Radio 12-08-2009 / Remembering Molly Ivins w/Bill Minutaglio & Kaye Northcott - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Remembering Molly Ivins with author Bill Minutaglio and journalist Kaye Northcott. Reflections on the great Texas author, newspaper columnist, populist, humorist, and legendary character -- who died recently after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Guests: *Bill Minutaglio, an award-winning journalist and professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, is the author of "Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life" with W...
Keywords: -Molly Ivins; Bill Minutaglio; Kaye Northcott; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Journalists; Authors; Texas Observer; The Rag; Texas History; Populists
Downloads: 41
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-05-20 / Cultural Historian Richard Pells - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Richard Pells is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of four books on American culture in the 20th century including his latest, Modernist America: Art, Music, Movies, & the Globalization of American Culture, Pells has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., as well as six Fulbright chairs and senior lectureships...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Richard Pells; Cultural History, Authors, UT-Austin
Downloads: 43
[audio]Rag Radio 12-15-2009 / The Politics of Water with Bill Bunch - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-The politics of water. A conversation with Bill Bunch, director of Austin's Save Our Springs Alliance. A discussion of environmental issues facing Austin and Central Texas. We are joined in the discussion by Roger Baker.
Keywords: -Bill Bunch, Thorne Dreyer, Rag Radio, Save Our Springs, Environmental Activists
Downloads: 30
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-09-30 / Progressive Texas State Rep. Elliott Naishtat - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Elliott Naishtat is a progressive Democratic state legislator from Austin. A native New Yorker, Naishtat, who is Jewish, was elected to the Dist. 49 seat in the Texas House of Representatives in 1990 and has been reelected 10 times. Naishtat, who has lived in Texas for 39 years, served as a VISTA volunteer in Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty in Queens, N.Y., and Eagle Pass, TX, before moving to Austin and earning a Masters in Social Work and a law degree from The University of Texas...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Elliott Naishtat; Progressive Democrats; Texas Politics
Downloads: 32
[audio]Rag Radio 10-20-2009 / Criminal Justice, the Death Penalty, and Texas Politics - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A discussion of issues involving criminal justice and Texas politics, with an emphasis on the death penalty and Texas Gov. Rick Perry's controversial handling of the execution of alleged arsonist Cameron Todd Willingham. Guests:*Glenn W. Smith, prominent political consultant and founder of Texas political blog, Dog Canyon.*Steve Hall of the StandDown Texas Project, an organization that advocates a moratorium on executions in Texas, and a state-sponsored review of Texas' application of the death...
Keywords: -Steve Hall, Glenn W. Smith, Criminal Justice, Death Penalty, Texas Politics, Dog Canyon, Rick Perry, Willingham Execution, StandDown Texas
Downloads: 24
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-01-18 - Mike McGuire & Lisa Fithian on Occupy & 'We Are Many' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Mike McGuire and Lisa Fithian discuss the legacy and future of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and, more specifically, the 2012 AK Press anthology, "We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation." According to The Rag Blog's Ron Jacobs, the book -- which compiles the work of more than 50 writers, artists, and photographers -- has the "best overall take to date on the meaning of Occupy, its shortcomings and strengths, and its potential future." Mike McGuire was co-e...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Mike McGuire; Lisa Fithian; Occupy Wall Street; We Are Many; Social Action; Authors
Downloads: 54
[audio]Rag Radio 12-29-2009 / Progressive Organizer Carl Davidson - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with prominent progressive activist, organizer, and writer Carl Davidson, who was a leader in SDS and a major figure in the 60s New Left. Carl is webmaster at Progressives for Obama (now renamed Progressive America Rising) and is national co-chair of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism. Carl was a national officer of SDS and writer and editor at the Guardian, the preeminent publication of the American left for decades...
Keywords: Carl Davidson; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Leftist; Progressives; Writers; SDS; New Left; Sixties; Socialism
Downloads: 43
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-02-18 / Austin Sculptor and Activist Barry George on Trip to Palestine - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Barry George is an Austin sculptor and social activist. In 1986 he began working with found objects and making yard sculptures. Now much of his work is interactive, requiring the viewer to manipulate the sculpture. Also in 1986 – as El Salvador and Nicaragua were experiencing upheaval – he started Bikes Not Bombs in Austin, a project that gathered bicycles and sent them to Nicaragua. Barry recently returned from a visit to Palestine where he was part of a Christian Peacemaker Team in the Heb...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Barry George; Palestine; Sculptors; Artists; Activists; Austin
Downloads: 37
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-04-11 - Economic Justice Advocate Betsy Leondar-Wright, Author of 'Missing Class' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Betsy Leondar-Wright, a scholar, author, and long-time activist for economic justice, is Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio. Betsy's latest book, "Missing Class: Stengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures," makes the case that recognizing class culture differences could enable activists to strengthen their own groups and build more durable cross-class alliances for social justice...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Betsy Leondar-Wright; Social Activists; Economic Justice Activists; Authors; Class Culture
Downloads: 11
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-03-18 / Rock Journalist and Author Joe Nick Patoski - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Joe Nick Patoski is the author of Willie Nelson: An Epic Life and has authored and co-authored biographies of Selena and Stevie Ray Vaughan and collaborated on books about the Texas Mountains, the Texas Coast, and Big Bend National Park. He was an editor at Texas Monthly and a music writer for the Austin American-Statesman, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times and Rolling Stone. His latest book is Generations on the Land, and he is currently working on a cultural history of the Dal...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Joe Nick Patoski; Hector Saldaña; Texas Music; SXSW; Willie Nelson; The Krayolas
Downloads: 57
[audio]Rag Radio 11-24-2009 / Rock Journalist Margaret Moser - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A discussions of the arts, music, and alternative journalism scenes in Austin, past and present, with a special focus on the recent death of legendary underground artist Bill Narum. Guest: •Margaret Moser -- Award winning rock journalist and author. Senior editor and writer for the Austin Chronicle. Host: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer: Tracey Schulz.
Keywords: -Rock, Alternative Journalism, Bill Narum, Austin Chronicle
Downloads: 25
[audio]Rag Radio 10-06-2009 / Journalist Larry Ray - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Conversation with Larry Ray, Rag Blog columnist and retired television journalist. Reflections on a life in journalism, including a stint as a television news host in Austin in the 1950’s and as a war correspondent in Vietnam. Produced and hosted by Thorne Dreyer.
Keywords: Larry Ray; Journalism; Vietnam; Austin; The Rag BLog; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer
Downloads: 32
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-11-04 / Inuit Explorer and Actor Ole Jorgen Hammeken & Filmmaker Marc Buriot - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Our guests on Rag Radio are Ole Jørgen Hammeken, an indigenous Greenlandic Inuit polar explorer, social worker, and actor, and Marc Buriot, the executive producer of Inuk, a feature film made in Greenland, in which Hammeken stars. The story of Inuk is loosely based on the work Hammeken and his wife, Ann Andreasen, have done at their internationally-acclaimed home for disadvantaged children in Greenland...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Ole Jorgen Hammeken; Marc Buriot; Filmmakers; Actors; Inuk; Explorer; Indigenous People
Downloads: 39
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-07-15 / Community Organizer Linda Stout, Author of "Collective Visioning" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Linda Stout is the founder and director of Spirit in Action, a nonprofit organization involved in broad-based movement building, working with diverse communities, grassroots groups, and social justice organizations. She previously led the Piedmont Peace Project in North Carolina, which won the National Grassroots Peace Award. She is the author of "Bridging the Class Divide." Her latest book is "Collective Visioning: How Groups Can Work Together for a Just and Sustainable Future." Host and Produc...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Linda Stout; Authors; Community Organizers; Social Activists
Downloads: 28
[audio]RagRadio2011-05-13 / Artist, Musician, Actor & Comic Kerry Awn - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Kerry Awn is an acclaimed artist, muralist, musician, actor, and comic. Since the '70s he's been one of Austin's premier rock poster and album cover artists, and his illustrations appeared prominently in underground papers The Rag and Space City!. Kerry has spent over three decades in Austin performing with the famed sketch comedy group, Esther's Follies, the comedy rock band Uranium Savages, and as a stand-up comic...
Keywords: Underground Press; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Kerry Awn; Artists; Musicians; Esther's Follies; The Rag; Space City; Uranium Savages
Downloads: 50
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-04-06 - Progressive Populist Author & Commentator Jim Hightower - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Progressive populist Jim Hightower, a former two-time Texas Agriculture Commissioner, is a writer, commentator, public speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. A former editor of the Texas Observer, Hightower publishes a monthly populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown, that has more than 135,000 subscribers, and writes a newspaper column distributed nationally by Creators Syndicate. Born in Denison, Texas, Hightower worked for Texas Sen...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Jim Hightower; Populists; Authors; Texas Politicians; Thorne Dreyer
Downloads: 131
[audio]Rag Radio 2010-10-26 / Writer and Peace Activist Alice Embree - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Alice Embree was a leader in the 60s New Left, working in civil rights and with SDS in Austin where she was a founder of the underground newspaper The Rag. She also worked with underground newpaper RAT in New York. A pioneer of the women's liberation movement, her essay was included in Robin Morgan's classic feminist anthology, "Sisterhood is Powerful." Alice went to Chile with an exchange program, and worked with the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), and later was involved with ...
Keywords: The Rag, Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Alice Embree; Feminists; Sixties; Peace Activists; Underground Press; The Rag Blog; Under the Hood; New Left; Austin; SDS; Journalists; CodePink; The Rag
Downloads: 51
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-01-14 / Austin Chronicle News Editor Michael King - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Michael King is the News Editor of the Austin Chronicle, where he has reported on state and city politics since 2001, and writes the weekly column, “Point Austin.” Born a Hoosier in Northwest Indiana, he was educated at Indiana University and Yale University, receiving a Ph.D. in 1977. He edited The Spectator in Bloomington, Indiana, an early 60s underground paper. He was in the English Department of UT Austin from 1977 to 1985, and has worked in shoe stores and steel mills, libraries and la...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Michael King; Austin Chronicle; Journalists; Texas Politics; Underground Press; Sixties
Downloads: 29
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-10-07 - Activist/Journalist Jonah Raskin, Author of 'Marijuanaland' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Jonah Raskin has written about cannabis politics and culture since the 1970s. His latest book is Marijuanaland: Dispatches from an American War. Set in California's Emerald Triangle during the unsuccessful Prop. 19 campaign to legalize some marijuana possession, the book looks at marijuana-influenced culture, politics, economics, medicine, and law. Raskin has authored 12 books, including biographies of Allen Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman, and Jack London, and he created the story and characters for th...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Jonah Raskin; Marijuana, Drug Laws, Authors, Journalists, The Rag Blog
Downloads: 51
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-06-21 - Author and Labor/Social Justice Activist Bill Fletcher Jr. - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bill Fletcher Jr. is a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Sudies, an editorial board member and columnist for BlackCommentator.com, and past president of TransAfrica Forum. A graduate of Harvard University, Fletcher is a longtime labor and racial justice activist and an international solidarity leader. After graduating from college, he went to work as a welder in a shipyard and has worked for several labor unions and served as a senior staffer for the national AFL-CIO...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Bill Fletcher Jr; Thorne Dreyer; African-American; Labor Activist; Racial Justice
Downloads: 41
[audio]Rag Radio - 2010-06-08 / Sixties Activist Bill Ayers - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
A conversation with distinguished scholar and education reform theorist Bill Ayers about the Sixties, SDS, and the Weather Underground; about the educational system in America and efforts to reform it. Includes a discussion of Ayers' time as a fugitive with reflection on the tactics used by the Weathermen and other groups -- and attempts by the right wing to connect Ayers with presidential candidate Barack Obama during the 2008 elections...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Bill Ayers; Thorne Dreyer; Weather Underground; SDS; Sixties, Social Justice; Educational Reform
Downloads: 116
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-10-26 - Martin Duberman, Author of "Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Martin Duberman, author of "Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left," is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School, where he founded and for a decade directed the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. The author of more than 20 books, Duberman has won a Bancroft Prize and been a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in New York City...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Martin Duberman; Thorne Dreyer; Howard Zinn; Historians; Author; Leftists
Downloads: 78
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-06-20 - Suzanna Danuta Walters, Author of 'The Tolerance Trap,' on the 'Sabotaging of Gay Equality' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Thorne Dreyer's guest is Suzanna Danuta Walters, author of "The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging Gay Equality." Walters has written and lectured extensively on sexuality, popular culture, and feminism and is currently the Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University. She is the author of several earlier books, including "All the Rage: The Story of Gay Visibility in America," and "Material Girls: Makiing...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Suzanna Danuta Walters; Gay Liberation; LGBT; The Tolerance Trap; Feminism; Gender; Sexuality
Downloads: 28
[audio]Rag Radio 2012-08-24 - The Seedling Foundation and Truth Be Told - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Our guests are Nathalie Sorrell, Carol Waid, and Rutanya Pearson of Truth Be Told ("Helping Women Behind and Beyond Bars" in Texas), and Sari Waxler of the Seedling Foundation ("Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents"). This podcast was recorded during KOOP's membership drive and includes fundraising pitches. Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz...
Keywords: Rag Radio; The Seedling Foundation; Truth Be Told; Texas Prisons
Downloads: 58
[audio]Rag Radio 03-30-2010 / Author and former Yippie Jonah Raskin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Jonah Raskin about the California Marijuana Initiative, Sixties activism, and much more. Raskin is an activist and educator, the author of a dozen books, the former Minister of Information for the Yippies and member of SDS, and is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. He teaches media law at Sonoma State University in northern California. Also participating: Mariann Wizard. Host and producer: Thorne Dreyer...
Keywords: -Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Jonah Raskin, Mariann Wizard, California Marijuana Initiative, Yippies, SDS, Sixties, Activists, Authors, Educators, The Rag Blog
Downloads: 30
[audio]Rag Radio 10-13-2009 / Health Care Reform w/Rev. Jim Rigby & Jesse Romero - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-Discussion about the fight for single-payer universal health care, Congress’ attempts at health care reform, and the priorities of our government regarding expenditures for war and for social services. Guests: *Rev. Jim Rigby -- Pastor, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Austin, and activist for social justice. *Jesse Romero – Texas State Director, Health Care for America Now. Hosted by Thorne Dreyer.
Keywords: -Universal Health Care; Jim Rigby; Jesse Romero; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer
Downloads: 23
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-09-05 -- Texans for Public Justice Director Craig McDonald on the Rick Perry Indictment - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Craig McDonald is the founder and director of Texans for Public Justice (TPJ) a public interest anti-corruption nonprofit that filed the complaint against Texas Gov. Rick Perry that led to the felony indictment charging Perry with "coercion of a public servant and misuse of official capacity." The group's 2005 criminal complaint against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and his Texans for a Republican Majority Pac resulted in a number of felony convictions and drove DeLay to resign from Congress...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer: Craig McDonald; Texans for Public Justice; Rick Perry; Tom DeLay
Downloads: 59
[audio]Rag Radio - 2010-07-13 / Former Diplomat Col. Ann Wright on Gaza Flotilla & more - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Col. Ann Wright spent 29 years in the U.S. Army and 16 years with the State Department –- as a political officer in the U.S. Foreign Service. In 1997 she won the State Department’s Award for Heroism. In 2003, she resigned in protest against the Iraq War and other U.S. policies she could no longer defend, and has become a major force in the movements for peace and justice. She has disrupted Congressional hearings, has been arrested for civil disobedience, and has worked hard in support of ant...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Col. Ann Wright; Gaza Freedom Flotilla; Thorne Dreyer; Peace Movement; Activists; U.S. Diplomats; Palestinian Blockade
Downloads: 37
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-01-28 / TX Observer Editor Bob Moser & Poet-Playwright Gregg Barrios - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bob Moser edits The Texas Observer. A native North Carolinian, he edited the award-winning Independent Weekly before being named a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Bob has been a senior writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center and a senior editor at The Nation. He's the author of Blue Dixie: Awakening the South's Democratic Majority. Texas native Gregg Barrios is a playwright and poet who wrote for the Los Angeles Times, was a book editor at the San Antonio Express-News, an editorial page...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bob Moser; Gregg Barrios; Texas Observer; Journalists; Poets; Playwrights; The Rag; The Rag Blog
Downloads: 22
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-11-01 - Acclaimed Austin-Based Singer-Songwriter Slaid Cleaves - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio is Austin-based singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves who joins us in interview and performance. A recording artist and full-time touring musician, Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Called "one of the finest songwriters from Texas" by The New York Times, Slaid was a winner of the prestigious New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival, an award previously given to such artists as Nanci Griffith, Robert Earl Keen, and Steve Ea...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Slaid Cleaves; Singer-Songwriters; Austin Musicians; Texas Musicians; Performing Artists; Woody Guthrie; Musical Performance
Downloads: 77
[audio]Rag Radio 2011-02-25 / Human Rights Activist Jim Rigby, Pastor, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Austin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Dr. James Rigby is a human rights activist and pastor at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Austin. He has been outspoken in his opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is a strong supporter of universal health care. He has been honored by the Women’s Political Caucus, the Austin Rape Crisis Center, and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, and has been recognized for his work for women’s reproductive rights, against hate crimes, and for the rights of gay, lesbian, bis...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Rev Jim Rigby; Social Activists; Austin; Theology
Downloads: 62
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-09-06 - Award-Winning Texas Novelist and Screenwriter Stephen Harrigan - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Award-winning author, screenwriter, and journalist Stephen Harrigan is Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio. Harrigan is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including "The Gates of the Alamo," a New York Times bestseller and the recipient of the Spur Award for the best Novel of the West. "Remember Ben Clayton" also won the Spur Award, as well as the Jesse H. Jones Award from the Texas Institute of Letters and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians f...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Stephen Harrigan; Authors; Screenwriters; Texas Literature; Historical Novels; The Gates of the Alamo; Texas Monthly
Downloads: 41
[audio]Rag Radio 02-16-2010 / Author and 60s Activist Dick Reavis - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
-A conversation with Dick Reavis, author, educator, journalist, 60s activist. Reavis teaches journalism at North Carolina State University. His latest book is "Catching Out: The Secret Life of Day Laborers." He was active in SDS in the Sixties, has worked for daily papers and magazines, including the Texas Observer and Texas Monthly, where he was a senior editor. He also wrote for Austin's underground paper, The Rag, and is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog...
Keywords: Underground Press; Dick Reavis; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Journalists; Sixties; SDS; Activists; Authors; The Rag; The Rag Blog; Branch Davidian
Downloads: 30
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